Guys I need help!
I've done everything on my 1940s sleeveless vest project except the button band ribbing -- its a k1, p1 rib and the pattern says that I should cast on 10 stitches, make 3 rows of K1, P1 rib and then:
pattern 3, cast off 4, pattern 2 -- ok can do that and then the next row it says:
pattern 3, cast on 4, pattern 2
my problem is I can't work out how to cast those stitches on. I've tried just making 4 stitches out of one, but that looks horrible and clumpy (isn't that the way one makes a bobble?).
I've tried knitting the next (4th) stitch and using the English cast on to make 4 more stitches, which works and is neat, but leaves two strands across the button hole... as the yarn went forward to get to the 4th stitch.
Then I tried simply wrapping four loops of yarn around the right hand needle, knitting to the end of the row and then making those loops into proper stitches on the next row. That works but is loose and looks more like a hole -- I really need something that has a firm and definite edge.
Any ideas or help much appreciated. It'll be at least a week until I can get to my LYS to ask the ladies there for assistance...
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping you brilliant men out there can a) decipher my notes above and b) come up with a method I can follow!